craft interests: embroidery, fashion, holidays, home decorating, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing

Gender: Female

Member Since: 11/21/2008

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Quilted Laptop Sleeve

I work from home and sometimes "home" means coffee shops. In other words, my laptop logs a lot of miles. After dropping my old computer on the ground one too many times, I finally sewed myself a...

Fabric Flower Corsage

I made this fabric flower corsage just before Valentine's Day because I wanted something a bit romantic--but not sappy sweet--to wear out. It was inspired by the amazing flowers created by the...


Christmas crafts

rainbow birthday party

My daughter wanted a rainbow theme for her third birthday party, so I incorporated that into some of the details of the day.

Random 2008 crafts

Random sewing and paper projects from 2008

My Sewing Room

The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

Christmas crafts

This is an easy way to make garland for a Christmas tree. Cut circles from felt then run them through the sewing machine, overlapping a bit as you feed them through. The idea was inspired by a Martha...

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Craft Hope: Handmade Crafts for a Cure

Such a wonderful program. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Re: Choose the Winner in the Amp Up Your Accessories Contest

How great! I'm flattered to see my project (quilted laptop sleeve) among these beautiful choices. Thanks so much!

Re: How to Make an Apple-Print Tote Bag

So cute. I want to do this with my daughters. It won't come out as neat and tidy, but they'll love doing it. Kayte, your tutorials are always fantastic.

Re: Book Giveaway: Betz White's "Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials"

What a beautiful book cover! Thanks for the chance to win.

Re: Book Giveaway: Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing!

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Re: Retro Crochet Toddler Dress


Re: Random 2008 crafts

Thank you!

Re: How to Make a Quick Cookie Plate Cover

I made a dish cover following directions in a book coming out in April (I was sent a review copy ahead of time) by the Farm Chicks. Here's a post about it from my blog:

Re: Recycle Your Tin Cans into Simple, Stylish Craft Storage!

I love finding new uses for old cans, too. I drive my husband crazy with my large collection of glass jars and cans waiting for a second life.
I sewed slipcovers for cans several months ago after being inspired by a project on the blog Elsie Marley.
Here's a link to my interpretation:

Re: How to Make Papier Mache Bowls with Your Holiday Leftovers

FYI--I just blogged about this here:

Re: How to Make Papier Mache Bowls with Your Holiday Leftovers

Love it. I'm going to do this with my 3 year old tomorrow. She might not have the patience to complete the entire project, but she will love helping with the messy parts.